“It’s how I cope,” Biggs said of making jokes in a time of tragedy
“There was one line, an old adage: ‘Never attribute to malice that which is explained by stupidity,'” Biggs said. “I certainly meant no harm; there was no malice, but I was stupid. It was poorly timed. I’ve always tried to find the humor in situations … it’s a knee-jerk reaction for me, it’s how I cope.”
The “Orange Is the New Black” star offended Twitter users last Thursday when he tweeted, “Anyone wanna buy my Malaysian Airlines frequent flier miles?”
It wasn’t the first time Biggs made a joke on Twitter that didn’t fly with some of his followers, and it wasn’t even the first time he explained his personal life to the women on the ABC daytime talk show.
Biggs told Jenny McCarthy he “wasn’t aware of the extent and magnitude of what had happened” when he made the joke.
“I have nothing but sympathy for the victims and their families. I’ve learned my lesson, and I’d like to move on,” he said.